Firm Profile > Lassen Ricard > Copenhagen, Denmark

Lassen Ricard
AMALIEGADE 31
1256 COPENHAGEN K
Denmark

Media and entertainment Tier 1

With a wide-ranging Nordic practice, Lassen Ricard counts major Danish and European broadcasters, as well as web and radio-based media companies on its clients roster, which it advises on digital copyright issues, media law-related matters, licence agreements and the provision of on-demand online streaming services. Henrik Schütze and practice head Peter Lambert specialise in litigation concerning media liabilities, equitable remuneration, freedom of expression issues and privacy protection. Steen Lassen and Kristina Blichfeldt Lautrup have vast experience advising broadcasters on contracts with TV distributors relating to retransmissions and linear distributions.

Practice head(s):

Peter Lambert

Other key lawyers:

Steen Lassen; Kristina Blichfeldt Lautrup; Henrik Schütze

Key clients

DR

TV 2 Denmark

SVT

TV 4

NRK

TV 2 Norway

ARD

NDR

WDR

ZDF

RTL

VG Media rep. Sat1 and Pro7

Energy Tier 3

Demonstrating ‘deep knowledge of the energy sector’, Lassen Ricard primarily advises clients on the production and sale of gases, solar heating and geothermal energy, particularly regulatory issues. Alongside the group's offshore wind experience, practice head Henrik Schütze specialises in onshore geothermal matters and advanced software issues relating to energy production processes.

Practice head(s):

Henrik Schütze

Other key lawyers:

Jørgen Bek Weiss Hansen

Testimonials

‘Lassen Ricard has deep knowledge of the energy sector and the whole regulatory landscape.’

Key clients

Ross DK A/S

APRISIDE ApS

Geotermisk Operatørselskab ApS

EU and competition Tier 3

Lassen Ricard's team primarily assists clients in the IP, media and entertainment sectors with issues at the intersection of copyright and competition law. The group also advises on competition matters relating to transactions in the energy sector. Practice head Henrik Schütze has experience working with the European Broadcasting Union, the EU Commission and national and EU competition authorities.

Practice head(s):

Henrik Schütze

Key clients

DR

TV 2 Denmark

SVT

TV4

NRK

TV 2 Norway

ARD

NDR

WDR

ZDF

RTL

VG Media rep. Sat1 and Pro7

Fakro A/S

Intellectual property Tier 3

Lassen Ricard primarily advises clients in the media space on IP rights and digital copyright issues including assisting radio and television broadcasters, third party TV distributors and online services with the use of audio-visual material and the acquisition and exploitation of copyrights. Group head Peter Lambert represents clients in contentious court proceedings, while Steen Lassen regularly drafts and negotiates copyright agreements.

Practice head(s):

Peter Lambert

Other key lawyers:

Steen Lassen

Testimonials

‘Steen Lassen is passionate and a truly great lawyer.’

Key clients

DR

TV 2 Denmark

SVT

TV 4

NRK

TV 2 Norway

ARD

NDR

WDR

ZDF

RTL

VG Media rep. Sat1 and Pro7

Dispute resolution Tier 4

Lassen Ricard's team, which is headed by Peter Lambert, is particularly active in media and copyright disputes, notably in litigation concerning the media’s right to freedom of expression. Within the department, practitioners are skilled in international arbitration mandates, including ad hoc arbitration and arbitration tribunals. Certified arbitrator Henrik Schütze has additional expertise in construction and IP matters.

Practice head(s):

Peter Lambert

Other key lawyers:

Henrik Schütze; Jørgen Bek Weiss Hansen

Testimonials

‘The team was called in amidst an already extensive arbitration with thousands of pages exchanged and was nevertheless able to familiarise itself with it surprisingly quickly.’

‘Henrik Schütze is able to familiarise himself with the most complex (including the most technically demanding) issues in a short time. Thanks to his excellent listening, abstraction, structured approach and clever questions, he is able to grasp the core of the matter quickly and work on it accordingly. He and his team are able to structure it in an excellent way, to act with foresight and to think through every eventuality.’

‘Highly professional and capability to engage in complex technical contractual issues.’

The firm: Lassen Ricard is known for its professionalism, integrity and high ethical standards – the firm’s client list speaks for itself. The firm represents companies from around the world, and enjoys close, non-exclusive working partnerships with leading international law firms. The personal relationship between client and attorney – or group of attorneys – is paramount to Lassen Ricard. The clients’ strong, enduring trust in the firm and the firm’s knowledge of client culture enable Lassen Ricard to resolve the client’s problems in an efficient partnership with the client’s legal department and company management. The firm handles a wide range of assignments, and providing quality service is the firm’s ultimate mission. In addition to legal degrees from Danish universities, several of the firm’s attorneys hold degrees from foreign universities, such as Harvard Law School, University of Chicago Law School, City of London College, George Washington University Law School and Stanford University Law School. The attorneys of Lassen Ricard are authorised to appear before all Danish courts, including the Danish Supreme Court. They have extensive experience pleading before arbitral tribunals and also act as judges in arbitration tribunals. In addition, the firm has experience in pleading before the European Court of justice.

Areas of practice: Lassen Ricard covers many areas, and the firm has a broad basis of expertise; from corporate mergers and acquisitions, energy law, finance law and participating in the government investigation into the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority, to organising cable TV retransmission in the Nordic region and assisting the Danish prime minister with a commission inquiry.

The firm is a Scandinavian leader in intellectual property and media law. The firm has specialised expertise in mergers and acquisitions and in competition law. The firm is also involved in numerous entrepreneurial initiatives.

The firm takes part in court and arbitration proceedings regularly, either as counsel to one of the parties or as arbitrators.

Representative clients include: Agfa; Bayer; Coop; Copenhagen Airport A/S; Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners; the Danish Cultural Institute; the Danish Tech Challenge (Scion-DTU); Edrington; jem & fix; Gorenje; Guardian; Harald Nyborg; the Hirschsprung Collection; the Holck-Larsen Foundation; Knud Holscher Design; Koldinghus Museum; L&T Infotech; Leapcraft; Mads Nørgaard Copenhagen; Microsoft; MOE; Nobel Biocare; Norconsult; Panasonic; the Danish Parliament; Radio24syv; Ross Engineering A/S; Rottapharm|Madaus; Seiko; Skylark; the Danish Society for Nature Conservation; the Sport-goods Foundation; Statistics Denmark; Unilever; Warner Brothers; Zetland; Zimmer Biomet; The Union of Broadcasting Organisations (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Estonia); ARD; BBC; Discovery; DR (the Danish Broadcasting Corporation); MTV; NRK; Rai ; SVT; TV 2|Danmark; TV2 Norway; Yle; and ZDF.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance
Capital markets
Company law and directorships
Dispute resolution
Energy
Environment
EU and competition
Information technology
Intellectual property
Media and entertainment
Mergers and acquisitions
Ownership transition
Real estate and construction
Telecommunications
Trusts
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Terese Foged  photo Ms Terese Foged Terese has many years’ experience in media and copyright law and intellectual…
 Jørgen Bek Weiss Hansen  photo Jørgen Bek Weiss Hansen Attorney, partner. Jørgen Bek Weiss Hansen’s main areas of work are commercial…
Mr Peter Lambert photo Mr Peter Lambert Attorney, managing partner, admitted to the Supreme Court. Peter Lambert advises Danish…
Mr Steen Lassen  photo Mr Steen Lassen Attorney, partner, admitted to the Supreme Court. Highly experienced, international corporate lawyer…
Ms Kristina Blichfeldt Lautrup  photo Ms Kristina Blichfeldt Lautrup Attorney, partner. Kristina has many years’ experience in EU and competition law,…
Ms Ann Grew Pfeiffer  photo Ms Ann Grew Pfeiffer Attorney, partner. Ann has many years’ experience primarily within the field of…
 Henrik Schütze  photo Henrik Schütze Henrik’s speciality is primarily commercial law, and he advises and represents Danish…
Number of lawyers : 20
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